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Mangahao River at Poplar Reserve

Poplar Reserve is affectionately named so, and is actually part of the road reserve on Makomako Road. It is a lovely tree lined, secluded spot perfect on those hot summer days.
Drive into the area and walk down to the river with a pre-packed picnic and you’ve got a perfect family friendly activity. There are currently no facilities at Poplar Reserve.

What is Horizons doing to improve the River?
Rivers have a range of things that need to be balanced to keep the water clean so its fish and plant life can survive and we can enjoy these special spots.

Horizons works to improve water quality by:
• Helping to fence off rivers and streams so stock do not get into water and contaminate it
• Helping rural land users to stop soil eroding from hills and into water
• Ensuring waste that has to go into water is properly treated to meet water quality standards
• Monitoring water that is taken out of the river so there is enough for everyone, including the fish

Our River's future
While you can enjoy the Mangahao River this summer, work needs to be done to make sure future generations will be able to swim in it too. Horizons will do this by continuing to support work that reduces the sources of sediment and bacteria getting into the river.

Can I Swim Here?
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